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Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) is determined to expose an arms dealing ring responsible for facilitating acts of terrorism around the globe. But as his investigation leads Salinger and his partner, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts), deeper into the secret world of greed, corruption and murder, they become targets of a deadly conspiracy so vast, they soon find the only people left to trust? Are each other. This pulse-pounding thriller plays a high-stakes game of suspense, intrigue and explosive action.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The International boasts some electric action sequences and picturesque locales, but is undone by its preposterous plot.
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Common Sense Says
Gritty '70s-style thriller is cynical, grim, and violent.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this thriller about financial corruption probably won't be on most teens' must-see list. Just as well: Not only is it full of wrenching action sequences and grimly realistic (and shocking) violence, but it also has a deeply cynical, hard-to-stomach attitude about the possibilities of finding justice in a wicked world and the interplay between high finance and street-level warfare. There's also some drinking and smoking and strong language (including "f--k") -- but virtually no sexual content.
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- Genre:Action, Thriller, Drama
- Release Date:February 12, 2009
- Audio Format:5.1
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